Enlivex Announces First Quarter 2023 Financial Results and Provides a Business Update
- Enrollment of patients in the Phase I/II evaluating Allocetra™ in combination with chemotherapy in patients with peritoneal metastases from advanced solid tumors is proceeding as planned, with 50% (lower dose cohorts) already enrolled.
- The integration of tislelizumab, an anti-PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, into the ongoing Phase I/II clinical trial, evaluating Allocetra™ as monotherapy and in combination with anti-PD1 checkpoint inhibitors in patients with advanced-stage and solid tumors, is progressing. First patient enrolled pursuant to the amended protocol is expected by end of Q3 2023.
- Obtained clearance from the regulatory authority in Spain to open recruitment of patients in Spain into an ongoing Phase I/II clinical trial, evaluating Allocetra™ as monotherapy and in combination with anti-PD1 checkpoint inhibitors in patients with advanced-stage solid tumors
- Obtained approval from regulatory authorities in the Netherlands, and awaiting approval in additional countries, for amendments to the protocol of the Company's ongoing Phase II trial evaluating Allocetra™ in patients with sepsis. More than 50% of the patients in the study have been enrolled to date.
Nes-Ziona, Israel, June 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- – Enlivex Therapeutics Ltd. (Nasdaq: ENLV, the “Company”), a clinical-stage macrophage reprogramming immunotherapy company, on June 16, 2023, filed with the SEC its financial results and related management’s discussion for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023.
First Quarter 2023 Financial Results:
Research and development expenses were $5.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, as compared to $4.7 million for the same period in 2022. The increase of 11% was primarily due to an increase in expenses for clinical studies and pre-clinical studies, offset by a decrease in lease payments and overhead expenses related to our plant space.
General and administrative expenses were $1.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, as compared to $1.7 million for the same period in 2022. The decrease of 7% was primarily due to decrease in stock-based compensation expense with respect to equity granted to employees and directors, and decrease in professional fees.
Net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2023 was $7.2 million, as compared to a net loss of $8.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022. This decrease resulted primarily from a decrease in other expenses, net, which was partially offset by an increase in the costs of clinical and pre-clinical studies and material consumption.
As of March 31, 2023, Enlivex had cash and cash equivalents, short term bank deposits and long term interest-bearing bank deposits of $43.2 million. The Company believes its existing cash and cash equivalents will be sufficient to fund its operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements potentially into 2025.
Allocetra™ is being developed as a universal, off-the-shelf cell therapy designed to reprogram macrophages into their homeostatic state. Diseases such as solid cancers, sepsis, and many others reprogram macrophages out of their homeostatic state. These non-homeostatic macrophages contribute significantly to the severity of the respective diseases. By restoring macrophage homeostasis, Allocetra™ has the potential to provide a novel immunotherapeutic mechanism of action for life-threatening clinical indications that are defined as "unmet medical needs", as a stand-alone therapy or in combination with leading therapeutic agents.
Enlivex is a clinical stage macrophage reprogramming immunotherapy company developing Allocetra™, a universal, off-the-shelf cell therapy designed to reprogram macrophages into their homeostatic state. Resetting non-homeostatic macrophages into their homeostatic state is critical for immune system rebalancing and resolution of life-threatening conditions. For more information, visit http://www.enlivex.com.
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Shachar Shlosberger, CFO
Enlivex Therapeutics, Ltd.
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